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I'm wondering how long does it take to heal from wisdom teeth removal surgery?

I'm wondering how long does it take to heal from wisdom teeth removal surgery?

About a week: Usually the extraction site is almost covered over after one week. The socket doesn't fill in completely until about six weeks.

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Is it normal for my jaws to pop after wisdom teeth removal surgery?

Is it normal for my jaws to pop after wisdom teeth removal surgery?

No: It is not normal for you jaws or TMJ to pop when opening after wisdom tooth surgery. In order to remove wisdom teeth, the mouth is usually opened and held open widely, which may produce some irritation to the tmjs. For most patients, the popping usually resolves over a brief period of time following surgery. If it persists and you have pain, you may want to contact your dentist or surgeon.

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Can people smoke pot a week after wisdom teeth removal and not do damage to the area of surgery?

Can people smoke pot a week after wisdom teeth removal and not do damage to the area of surgery?

Depends on healing: While I don't condone smoking any thing at any time as it is bad for your overall health... To answer your question. It depends on how fast you heal. If the area is completely healed then smoking pot will cause no more or less damage then it would at any other time. If the area is not completely healed then smoking anything will slow down the healing.

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I was put under yesterday for wisdom teeth removal. Is horrible neck and back pain after surgery normal?

I was put under yesterday for wisdom teeth removal. Is horrible neck and back pain after surgery normal?

Not really: Maybe your neck was in an awkward position during the surgery and you sustained a bad sprain. If not better with pain meds and heat, rest, then see the dr. For an evaluation.

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I still have bruising and it's been 6 days since my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Is that normal?

I still have bruising and it's been 6 days since my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Is that normal?

Normal: Ever have a black-and-blue mark that lasted a week or longer? You had surgery. Takes time to heal. Should be a little better every day. If concerned schedule a post-surgical reevaluation with your Surgeon.

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Hi docs, would my lip piercing close if I take out for a wisdom teeth removal surgery?

Hi docs, would my lip piercing close if I take out for a wisdom teeth removal surgery?

NO: You can put it back in a few days after surgery. It will take longer to close, unless you just had the piercing recently and it is not full y healed.

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Don't suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs.

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How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon.

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How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward.

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Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

No: There are risks and concerns with any surgical procedure. In the hands of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction is routine. For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations.

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What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

Oral surgeon: It varies alot. Based on age, depth of impaction, infection, skill of surgeon. For very best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment.

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Why am I still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Why am I still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit.

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Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Sometimes: In California, it is covered. Ask your local dental society. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon.

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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation.

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How can you sleep after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you sleep after wisdom teeth removal?

It is recommended: To use of ice packs and sleeping with the head in an elevated position.

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Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Can upper wisdom teeth removal cause swelling?

Yes: Whether or not you have swelling after the removal of your upper wisdom teeth may depend on several factors, i.e., impacted vs erupted, the level of difficulty in removing them, experience and technique of the person removing them, any meds given at the time of surgery, quality of postop instructions provided and followed, and your facial profile.

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Advice about wisdom teeth removal and mucocele?

See an oral surgeon: A mucocele is an enlarged salivary gland, usually due to obstruction of the duct that allows the saliva to empty into the mouth. They commonly occur inside the lower lip and sometimes in the floor of the mouth. An oral surgeon can perform a clinical exam with the appropriate x-rays to advise you about your wisdom teeth and provide you with additional information about the mucocele.

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Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not,) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap.

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